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Ez-B V4 Not Connecting To Wifi

hi guys, i have a little problem with connecting the ez-b to my computer. My ez-b will not connect to my computer's wifi receiver, it is very strange because it will connect to every other computer i try it on, just not mine. I even tried plugging in a usb wifi dongle and it still will not connect to my ez-b through this computer, but it will connect to other computers that I use that dongle with. i tried disabling windows defender and fire wall and i don't have any other spyware programs installed on this pc. I also tried updating my wifi receivers drivers. It is very strange. I would like to use my ez-b in adhoc mode vs client mode. I have also reset the ez-b by holding the button and restarting my computer. My laptop is an hp pavilion x360 and it’s running on windows 8.1. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to help me out.
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#7  
@PTP
I believe he is trying to connect to the EZBv4 from his PC not connect PC to Access Point and EBZ to Access Point.
#8   — Edited
@Rz90208:
The details are important, the way he wrote it seems EZB is not connecting to the computer when should be the opposite. 

Let's assume EZB is configured in Access Point Mode, the first thing unplug any Ethernet connection and keep only the WIFI dongle or if is a laptop keep the built in wifi on then try to connect to the EZB's network.
#9  
sorry for the miscomunication. i want to connect my ez-b to my computer dirrectly, without using it in access point mode.
#10  
(sorry I forgot to mention, it is a laptop and I don’t have an ethernet cable hooked up to it)
Synthiam
#11  
@Herbie53, What type of EZ-Bv4 WiFi board version do you have?

The version with the Bluegiga module or the newer slash 2 (MXchip module)?

I know the Bluegiga module early firmware had issues connecting to HP computers due to incompatibility of the WiFi chips they had in them. 

If you have a Bluegiga module version a firmware update should take care of it, but you'll need a PICKIT programmer. Otherwise, I'd suggest updating to the slash 2 WiFi board.
#12  
oh okay i do have the older board, so that must be te problem.
#13  
oh okay, I do have the older board, so that must be the problem. Thanks for your help guys, now I know that it’s just my computer that is in compatible. Just one unrelated question though. Have any of you guys tried using an Arduino with the ez-b software. I would prefer a wired connection for my next project so I was thinking with going with the Arduino rout. I just wanted to know if you could give a speech recognition command to ARC and then the software would tell the Arduino to output 5 v signal, has anyone ever tried this. Thanks again for all of the help.
#14   — Edited

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i want to connect my ez-b to my computer dirrectly, without using it in access point mode.
So you are trying ad-hoc mode i.e. Windows creating wifi network and EZB in client mode connecting to windows network ?

If that is the case EZB does not support that mode. In adhoc mode Windows creates the network but does not provide a DHCP server, so EZB eventually connects to network but can't get an IP from windows, for that to work you will need to assign a static IP in EZB, and that option does not exist so is not supported.

Check this url:
https://superuser.com/questions/1087615/windows-10-adhoc-connection-and-dhcp-control

btw i have an adhoc network:
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Is a windows 7 sharing the network, I use to quarantine bad applications, I can connect but nothing gets out from there, and is called Phoenix, because frequently the environment is regenerated.
#15  
no, i was not trying to connect through client mode, i was trying to connect through access point mode, but it's ok, i realized that i just have an older version of the ez-b and it will not connect to HP laptops.
#16  

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I would prefer a wired connection for my next project
If you replace your EZB top with the newer slash 2 (MXchip module). You will be able to connect EZB with a USB serial cable.
#17  
interesting. how would i do that?
#18   — Edited
regarding the other part of the question (Arduino): 

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Have any of you guys tried using an Arduino with the ez-b software.
Yes. Check the hack nights videos. 

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I just wanted to know if you could give a speech recognition command to ARC and then the software would tell the Arduino to output 5 v signal, has anyone ever tried this. 
The available firmwares do not support Audio, although is possible if you use a more powerful Arduino e.g. Teensy 3.2 and off-course you will need a firmware to support the audio.
#20  
besides the top part you will need an USB adapter + cable.
@Jeremie:
I can't find the EZB + usb tutorial can you fill in the details ?
#21  
yes i know, i have to buy the /2 top, but how would i connect it to a usb serial cable?
#22  
sorry, i am a little bit confused. i know you can do this with the older v3 by swapping out the bluetooth adapter, but what is the "usb adapter + cable" i need for the v-4, would you happen to have a link for a tutorial?
#24  
your awesome ptp, this is very useful info. i cannot wait to try this out. thanks for taking the time to help me out, i really appreciate it
Synthiam
#25   — Edited
Oh wow, that’s an old ezb. Forgot any of those are still around. The newer /2 version that ptp mentioned is an upgrade to yours. You only have to upgrade part of it and it’s worth it specially for performance. 

Ezrobot has it on their website here: http://www.ez-robot.com/Shop/AccessoriesDetails.aspx?prevCat=9&productNumber=51

side note... wow I’m surprised I got this message to work on iOS 13. The copy and paste is worse than ever before. Copying a url doesn’t have a select all option anymore.  So you have to drag the little blue dots and they keep bouncing around the screen. Also spell check doesn’t work anymore. It highlights but clicking on it opens the copy paste options only lol. Lastly the auto correct grabs weird words and mostly doesn’t work at all. So this paragraph has taken for ever to write lol